Last chance to save an Eyemouth Inchcape 32 wheelhouse ketch

Built with iroko and larch planking on massive homegrown oak frames by Scottish craftsmen at Eyemouth in 1964

For urgent sale with her original 3-cylinder Gardner 3LW diesel engine in a Cheshire boatyard

Blossom, Northwich July 19, 2021

sister ship Inchape 32

sister ship

Blossom, Northwich 2021

Builder: Eyemouth Boat Building Co., 1964. Designers: James Evans and Francis Jones

Length overall: 31ft 3in 9.54m Beam: 11ft 8in 3.56m

Length waterline: 30ft 0in 9.1m Sail area: 260sqft 24sqm

Displacement: 8000kg Draught: 4ft 6in 1.37m

Tonnage Thames Measurement: 14 Lloyds: 302144

Engine: 1964 3-cylinder Gardner 3LW 47hp [35Kw] diesel Rig: gaff ketch

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

The Inchcape class of motor sailers, in lengths between 32ft and 50ft, were introduced in 1963 by the East Coast Yacht Agency and built by craftsmen alongside traditional wooden Scottish fishing boats at the Berwickshire yard established in 1850.

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Wheel steering, four berths in saloon, galley, heads, Taylors stove, counter-balanced mast in tabernacle, ground tackle, radar scanner, wooden beaching legs, fenders and lifelines.

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

Blossom, Northwich June 29, 2021

The wheelhouse and hull of this heavily-constructed double-ender are in desperate need of a major overhaul but the Gardner 3LW might well justify a rescue. Although the Weaver Shipyard must be cleared for partial re-development, BLOSSOM is lying on the hard by the navigable River Weaver with a crane and road transport immediately available.


GBP 1,500.00

Brokerage sale

Coburg Yacht Brokers

Sealand Boat Deliveries Limited
Douglas Boatyard, Becconsall Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, England. PR4 6RR
Tel: 01254 705225
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Please note: in this case we are acting as brokers only. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. Particulars do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, at his own expense employ a qualified marine surveyor to undertake a survey and, if necessary, to undertake an engine test. Offered for sale subject to being unsold.